Boris Johnson: ‘Parliament paralysed and stuck in a rut’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said there was “no choice” but to have a general election because Parliament is “paralysed” and “stuck in a rut”.

He spoke outside 10 Downing Street after meeting the Queen to officially dissolve Parliament.

Mr Johnson said he has wanted to “chew his own tie” in frustration over Brexit.

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